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  • The Hang Seng index is cratering

    05/17/2012 9:10:38 PM PDT · by mylife · 46 replies
    the markets ^ | 5/17/12 | Yahoo finance
    The Nikkei too http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=^hsi http://finance.yahoo.com/echarts?s=^HSI+Interactive#symbol=^hsi;range=3m;compare=;indicator=volume;charttype=area;crosshair=on;ohlcvalues=0;logscale=off;source=undefined;
  • FLECKENSTEIN: Nothing Will Change Until Change Is Forced Upon Us By A Crisis

    05/14/2012 3:09:18 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-14-2012 | Ben Duronio
    FLECKENSTEIN: Nothing Will Change Until Change Is Forced Upon Us By A Crisis Ben Duronio May 14, 2012, 4:54 PM In an article for MSNBC, Bill Fleckenstein says it is time for investors to face the truth. Where our current path is taking us has been predictable for quite some time, and I think that continues to be the case. Unfortunately, we have elected officials who are completely incompetent, if not criminal, and the Fed is even worse. None of that is going to change until change is forced upon us (i.e., them) by a crisis. So while events seem...
  • Things In The Market Are Getting Worse

    05/14/2012 6:54:01 AM PDT · by blam · 40 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-14-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Things In The Market Are Getting Worse Joe Weisenthal May 14, 2012 Things are still getting worse. The Dow is off 137. Greece is off 5%. Spain is down 2.9%. Italy (shown here) is off 3.4%.
  • Why You Can't Ignore The Fiscal Cliff (The Hit Is Coming)

    05/11/2012 12:51:34 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-11-2012 | Comstock Partners
    Why You Can't Ignore The Fiscal Cliff Comstock Partners May 11, 2012, 2:11 PM In addition to the economic slowdown, the continued housing crisis, the endless turmoil in Europe and the deceleration in China and India, we are moving closer to the period where the so-called 'fiscal cliff' will become more of a threat to the market. The fiscal cliff refers to the near-simultaneous January 2013 expiration of the Bush tax cuts, the payroll tax cuts, emergency unemployment benefits and the sequester established in last summer's debt limit agreement. Various estimates have indicated that the hit to GDP could be...
  • Three Cheers for Oil Speculators! (These folks are really the benefactors of humanity)

    05/02/2012 6:57:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2012 | Howard Becker
    Oil speculators are benefactors of humanity. We should be very grateful to all of them. Next time you see an oil speculator, thank him for what he is doing. Most Americans would strongly disagree with me. But they are wrong -- not morally wrong, but factually wrong. One of the consequences of the recent increase in the price of gasoline has been the demonization of oil speculators. Politicians, journalists, talking heads, bloggers, and agitators have been denouncing speculators and proclaiming that the general public has been harmed by their speculating. Most of the anti-speculator rhetoric has been civil. But some...
  • 22 Red Flags That Indicate That Very Serious Doom Is Coming For Global Financial Markets

    04/29/2012 7:42:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 04/27/2012 | Michael Snyder
    If you enjoy watching financial doom, then you are quite likely to really enjoy the rest of 2012. Right now, red flags are popping up all over the place. Corporate insiders are selling off stock like there is no tomorrow, major economies all over Europe continue to implode, the IMF is warning that the eurozone could actually break up and there are signs of trouble at major banks all over the planet. Unfortunately, it looks like the period of relative stability that global financial markets have been enjoying is about to come to an end. A whole host of...
  • The Market Is In For A Rude Awakening

    04/27/2012 3:56:59 AM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Comstock Partners ^ | 4-27-2012 | Comstock Partners
    The Market Is In For A Rude Awakening Comstock Partners April 27, 2012, 4:12 AM The overwhelming weight of the evidence over the past four to six weeks is that economic growth has peaked and is now slowing down. In that period we have seen either disappointing results or actual declines in the following important economic indicators: core durable goods orders, the Chicago Fed National Activities Index, initial weekly unemployment claims, new home sales, existing home sales, payroll employment, the NFIB Small Business Index, construction spending, the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index, personal income, the Kansas City Fed Index, the Philadelphia Fed...
  • The Pain In Spain

    04/15/2012 6:31:24 PM PDT · by blam · 3 replies
    Advisor Perspectives ^ | 4-15-2012 | Doug Short
    The Pain In Spain By Doug Short April 15, 2012 Since posting my routine weekend update on world market indexes, I've received a couple of requests to include Spain's benchmark index, the IBEX 35, in the series. The eight indexes I include in that update make my illustrations about as cluttered as I can deal with. But the requests triggered my own curiosity about the Spanish index. My solution was to create an overlay of the S&P 500 and the IBEX since 2007. Both indexes peaked in late 2007, about a month apart. So I've charted the percent off their...
  • The Market's Best Indicator Continues To Work Perfectly

    04/14/2012 7:35:03 AM PDT · by blam · 6 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-14-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    The Market's Best Indicator Continues To Work Perfectly Joe Weisenthal April 14, 2012, 7:24 AM This is a chart we've written a ton about over the years. The blue line is the S&P 500. The red line is the inverse of initial jobless claims. For over 5 years, they've moved in virtual lockstep, and they're doing it again. Lately the improvement on initial jobless claims has stalled out, and the rally in the S&P 500 has stalled out. It alone is a good reason to think that fundamentals, not central banks, are what's driving this market.
  • GARY SHILLING: PROFITS WILL PLUMMET AND STOCKS WILL PLUNGE 43%

    04/11/2012 2:24:10 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-11-2012 | Mamta Badkar
    GARY SHILLING: PROFITS WILL PLUMMET AND STOCKS WILL PLUNGE 43% Mamta Badkar April 11, 2012The S&P 500 just broke a five-day losing streak today, but the index is still down from its highs. Market bear Gary Shilling was on Bloomberg TV today saying that with a hard landing in China and a strong dollar, he expects the operating earnings of S&P 500 companies to drop to $80 this year.He said this would almost guarantee a major bear market with a PE ratio low of about 10, which this implies that the S&P 500 index should be around 800 - a...
  • The fear trade: Dow sinks 200 points

    04/10/2012 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 4/10/2012 | Maureen Farrell
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The fear trade picked up steam Tuesday, as investors grew increasingly worried about Europe's fiscal health, as borrowing costs in Spain and Italy spiked. All three major indexes were down more that 1.5% by mid-afternoon, as rattled investors bailed out. "People are starting to get very concerned about the macro picture of both sovereign debt and China's slowing growth," said Sam Ginzburg, head of trading at First NY. "We're starting to get very worried about going back to a recession." The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) tumbled nearly 210 points, or 1.6%. The S&P 500 (SPX)...
  • JPMorgan's Tom Lee: One Thing Puzzles Me About This Stock Market Rally

    04/01/2012 10:49:30 PM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-2-2012 | Sam Ro
    JPMorgan's Tom Lee: One Thing Puzzles Me About This Stock Market Rally Sam Ro April 1, 2012, 9:44 PM No one has made any money on it! JP Morgan's Tom Lee spoke with Bloomberg's Carol Massar on Friday after the S&P 500 booked its best quarter in 14 years. "Something that's been puzzling about this rally that started in March '09 is that the public hasn't really participated," said Lee. "They pulled $300 billion out of the equity markets over the last three years. And trading volumes have been low, which means the institutions haven't really been participating in this...
  • RUSSELL: A Massive Stock Market Collapse Will Wipe Out 60 Years Of Inflation And Leveraging

    03/30/2012 10:10:51 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-30-2012 | Sam Ro
    RICHARD RUSSELL: A Massive Stock Market Collapse Will Wipe Out 60 Years Of Inflation And Leveraging Sam Ro Mar. 30, 2012, 8:23 PM Richard Russell, writer of the Dow Theory Letters, is just looking for the right time to buy stocks. But that time isn't now. And until that time comes, Russell will be keeping his wealth in gold. He writes in King World News: What I want to illustrate is that great fortunes are made at super-bear market lows. But you must have the money at the lows. Which is why gold is so singular and valuable. If you...
  • Amputate or Die

    03/18/2012 9:31:15 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 134 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 17 June 2010 | Dr. Jack Wheeler
    It was a sobering dinner party last night... Hosted by a London billionaire in his exquisite home...but the conversation between the ten of us was stone-cold serious... "You know what my biggest fear is?" our host asked. "It's not really Obama, for what he's done is to accelerate what the liberals have been slowly doing for decades -- so quickly that their socialism is obvious to everyone. Which means the solution is obvious to everyone. My biggest fear is that voters will give Republicans the power to repair America on November 2nd -- and the Republicans won't have the courage...
  • Bond Collapse Continues

    03/14/2012 9:18:13 PM PDT · by Razzz42 · 8 replies
    Trader Dan's Market Views ^ | Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | Dan Norcini
    Much to the chagrin of the Federal Reserve, bond traders are taking that FOMC statement from yesterday and taking no prisoners as they literally hammer the long bond into submission. I find it a bit ironic (to be honest I am gleeful about it) that the Fed, which continues its attempts to manipulate hedge fund behavior by herding them into the equity markets, has opened an enormous can of worms and awakened the heretofore comatose bond vigilantes as an undesirable chain reaction to their "peachy" statement about the state of the US economy. Bond traders are already moving the Fed...
  • HUSSMAN: These 5 Conditions Mean The Market Is Going To Plunge ("Within Days")

    03/11/2012 1:32:04 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-11-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    HUSSMAN: These 5 Conditions Mean The Market Is Going To Plunge Joe WeisenthalMarch 11, 2013 There's a big story in Barron's this weekend titled The Worst of Times to Buy Stocks?, which highlights the gloomy warnings of well-known investor John Hussman and technical guy Walter J. Zimmermann Jr. Hussman's bearishness is well known, but the article by Randall W. Forsyth boils down Hussman's bearishness to four criteria: • the Standard & Poor's 500 trading at more than 8% above its 52-week exponential moving average • the S&P 500 up more than 50% from its four-year low • the "Shiller P/E,"...
  • DAVID STOCKMAN: You'd Be A Fool To Hold Anything But Cash Now

    03/03/2012 7:44:51 PM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-3-2012
    DAVID STOCKMAN: You'd Be A Fool To Hold Anything But Cash NowMarsh 3, 2012 NEW YORK (AP) — He was an architect of one of the biggest tax cuts in U.S. history. He spent much of his career after politics using borrowed money to take over companies. He targeted the riskiest ones that most investors shunned — car-parts makers, textile mills. That is one image of David Stockman, the former White House budget director who, after resigning in protest over deficit spending, made a fortune in corporate buyouts. But spend time with him and you discover this former wunderkind of...
  • Even Super-Bull Jeff Saut Thinks This Rally Is Getting 'Unnatural'

    02/27/2012 7:08:48 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 1+ views
    TBI ^ | 2-27-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    Even Super-Bull Jeff Saut Thinks This Rally Is Getting 'Unnatural' Joe Weisenthal Febuary 27, 2012Raymond James' Jeff Saut has been pretty constantly bullish since mid-2009, and he's still pretty optimistic. But even he's having trouble fathoming the strength of this market. In his weekly note, he writes: The call for this week: There have now been 37 trading sessions in 2012 and so far the S&P 500 has yet to experience a 1% Downside Day. This 37-session, or more, skein has occurred 11 other times in the past 84 years and has on every occasion except one seen the equity...
  • Is Crude Oil About To Crash The Markets?

    02/26/2012 4:42:54 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    TMO ^ | 2-26-2011 | WavePatternTraders
    Is Crude Oil About To Crash The Markets? Commodities / Crude Oil Feb 26, 2012 - 02:08 PM By: WavePatternTraders Do I or Don't I? I decided not to bother, what you ask? writing more of the same about the US stock markets, It don't need a genius to write that the US stock markets are in a coma and stuck in the ICU room waiting to come back into the real world. Although nothing has really changed from the current ideas I am reluctant to post more of the same stuff when nothing really has happened. I can write...
  • Prepare For The Market To Rip Out Your Hope, And Consume It In Front Of Your Eyes

    02/23/2012 5:07:12 AM PST · by blam · 22 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-23-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    ALBERT EDWARDS: Dear Investors: Prepare For The Market To Rip Out Your Hope, And Consume It In Front Of Your Eyes Joe Weisenthal Febuary 23, 2012Well this is going to be the hot read of the day. Albert Edwards blasts the rally, and says there's still way to much "hope" and that only when the hope is totally gone will we know the great ice age is over. One key lesson from Japan is that an essential ingredient to the end of a long valuation bear market is revulsion. It is when buyers-on-dips become sellers-on-rallies. It is when volume dries...